Monday, May 11
7th International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI)
Following the success of the previous editions of this workshop, the main goal of ManFI 2015 is to present state-of-the-art research results and experience reports in the area of Future Internet Management, addressing amongst others currently important topics such as efficient network and service monitoring for the Future Internet, management of virtualized networks and services, management of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS offerings, content-aware and information-centric networks, management of software defined networks, federated management of the Future Internet, and economic based network and service management.
ManFI 2015 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote, quick hot topic presentations and a panel discussion. Furthermore, the workshop attendees will be stimulated to participate in interesting discussions amongst the attendees, such that all participants can take home lots of ideas for consideration in their ongoing research projects or start new research projects to address the challenging topics. To this end, short papers describing late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also welcome.
Organizers: Kazuhiko Kinoshita (Osaka University, Japan), Filip De Turck (Ghent University, Belgium)
3rd International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan)
In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications). These services and applications are typically managed through a set of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter). However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g. for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top), (iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and (iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and sociological factors of the service and application consumption.
QCMan 2015 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2015 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.
Organizers: Thomas Zinner (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri, USA), Filip De Turck (Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium)
1st Workshop on Cognitive Network & Service Management (CogMan)
Modern communication networks have reached a level of scale, dynamics and complexity that demands for a dynamic management that is able to (i) adapt to unforeseen scenarios and (ii) proactively undertake management decisions when certain trends can be witnessed. Cognitive approaches such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are an ideal candidate for reaching this dynamic management. However, at the same time they feature important challenges as there is a need for large-scale and scalable cognitive technologies, the integration within multi-agent settings and guaranteeing convergence to (sub-)optimal goals. The workshop focus will encompass cognitive algorithms (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning) and their application to network and service management problems.
CogMan 2015 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. It intends to facilitate the exchange of ideas between different research communities which share a common interest optimizing networks and services through cognition. The workshop is aimed at researchers mainly in Computer Science and Communications, interested in the analysis and control of complex networks by means of cognitive technologies. CogMan 2015 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.
Organizers: Antonio Liotta (Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands), Steven Latré (University of Antwerp – iMinds, Belgium), Giuseppe Di Fatta (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Friday, May 15
1st International Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)
The emergence of next generation networking technologies and paradigms, such as cloud computing and software defined networking, has completely transformed the way networks are designed, deployed, and managed, and has brought a multitude of challenges to the spotlight of worldwide research. In this context, security has been one of the areas of major concern and thus research interest, especially with the growing demands of the general public for secure, trustworthy, and privacy-preserving data communication and management.
The main goal of the International Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT) is to put focus on security issues and challenges arising with the emergence of novel networking technologies and paradigms. The workshop will shed light on new challenges and present state-of-the-art research on the various security aspects of next-generation networking technologies and service management frameworks.
DISSECT will offer a venue for bringing together students, researchers, and professionals from academia and industry sharing common interest on security challenges related to the design and management of the distributed networks and infrastructures. DISSECT is intended to (1) discussing these challenges as well as future trends on security management, (2) present and discuss work-in-progress security-related research on cutting-edge technologies, and (3) strengthening collaboration and research ties among peers.
Organizers: Carol Fung (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA), Mohamed Faten Zhani (University of Waterloo, Canada), Weverton Cordeiro (Federal Institute of Pará, Brazil)
10th International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management (BDIM)
Information Technology (IT) management has evolved significantly over the past few years as IT-based solutions have become increasingly critical to the functioning of organizations. A recent shift in perspective brought to bear a more customer-centric approach to IT management, putting IT managers in condition to look at IT not just from the IT department's traditional point of view, but from the customers' and users' points of view. This is termed Business-driven IT Management (BDIM) and is the main subject of this Workshop.
BDIM focuses on the impact of IT on business processes and business-level objectives and vice versa; besides the conventional IT metrics such as availability and response time, it looks at other key performance indicators (KPIs), that is metrics that have significance from the point of view of the business supported by the IT. The BDIM approach aims at rethinking IT management from a business perspective. BDIM is not restricted to IT environments in enterprises, but encompasses techniques and decision making that involve thinking about IT in terms of objectives that are at business level, of organizations that may not traditionally be classified as "businesses”.
Organizers: Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited, United Kingdom), Michael Brenner (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany), Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany), Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara, Italy)